Week 7 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 7 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 7 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, the ugliest and scrappiest crochet pattern that you ever did see!

Over the next 49 weeks, we are going to be making 53 different crochet stitches, each in a different piece of this patchwork blanket. The FrankenScrap was designed as a scrap project, so dive into your yarn stash and clear out those odds and ends that you’ve just not been sure what to do with.

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The FrankenScrap is a completely free crochet along. Each week the next piece of the pattern will be published on my blog, but if you want the concise and add free pdf delivered to you each week that will remain in your Ravelry library, you can purchase that for just £5 here. This is a one off payment that covers the entirety of this CAL.

If you want to prep ahead, you can find out how much yarn you need for each week here as well as the layout and where each piece will fit.

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Week 7 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Aligned Puff stitch. For this piece you will need 72 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Sirdar Cotton Prints (359) for this piece, a stunning multicolour yarn that looks like a jewelled delight. Unfortunately the Prints series has been discontinued by Sirdar, but you the single colour line of this yarn is still available. Sirdar Cotton Dk is a mercerised 100% cotton yarn that is hardwearing but lovely and silky. Perfect for amigurumi and clothing.

I have several balls of the Prints line left in my stash, so this yarn is going to feature again in other pieces of the FrankenScrap CAL.

The Aligned Puff Stitch is a type of floating crochet stitch. Floating stitches are made in the chain spaces of the row below to make them look like they are floating above the other stitches. The pattern this creates is of a box pattern of puffs that look like they are staying in place of their own accord. This is a very regimented looking stitch that is very recognisable as soon as you see it.

This stitch would make a lovely and warm blanket, those puffs are nice and thick. It would also work great as place mats for the dinner table or even as a rug to cover hard floors.

Making A Puff Stitch

To make the Puff stitch featured in the Aligned Puff stitch in week 7 of the FrankenScrap Crochet Along:

*YO, insert your hook into the stitch and pull up a loop*. Repeat between *and* 4 times so that there are 9 loops on your hook in total. 

9 loops on your hook to make the Aligned Puff stitch

YO and pull through all 9 loops. Then chain 1 to complete your puff. This chain 1 counts as a stitch in it’s own right, but is also needed to secure your puff.

Your completed Puff stitch

Week 7 FrankenScrap Pattern

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You will need 72 meters of yarn if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Slst = Slip stitch
  • Yo = Yarn over
  • St = Stitch
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp = Space
  • Sc = Single crochet

Start by making a foundation chain of 54 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. In the 2nd ch from your hook make a sc *ch1 then sk the next st. Make a sc in the next st* repeat between *and* all the way to the end of the row. – 53 st

Row 1 of the Aligned Puff stitch

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a hdc in the first st of the row. *In the next chsp make a puff stitch* repeat between *and* until you have 1 stitch left. Then make a hdc in the last st of the row – 26 Puff stitches

Row 2 of the Aligned Puff Stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st of the row. *ch1 and make a sc in the next ch1 sp – you will be working your sc between each of the puffs like in the picture below* repeat between *and* Make a sc in the last st of the row – 53 stitches

Row 3 of the Aligned Puff stitch

Rows 4-14. Repeat rows 2 and 3 – 53 stitches in each row

Once you have finished row 14 – which should be a repeat of row 2, you can cut off and weave in your ends. Then it is time to join your Aligned Puff piece to your previous pieces with the single crochet join.

The Aligned Puff Stitch

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Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 53 stitches wide and 14 rows high, which counts as 18 stitches high for joining purposes due to the hdc rows you have. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 33cm wide and 9.5cm high. Remember this is just a size indication and if your gauge is consistent throughout, then your pieces will fit together nicely even if your sizes do not match with mine.

The Aligned Puff piece should be joined to the bottom of week 6 (The Cabbage Patch piece) and the unattached stitches from the bottom of week 4 (The Lemon stitch piece). The left hand side should then be attached to the top 18 stitches (the top 12 rows) of your week 3 piece (the Bamboo stitch piece). The layout below shows how your pieces should be attached in relation to each other.

Week 7 FrankenScrap Layout

Click here to see how to join your pieces with the single crochet join. They should line up stitch for stitch using the counts stated above.

Once you have joined this weeks piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 7 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 8 and the next piece of your CAL at 8pm UK time.

In the meantime, why not come and join our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us your completed Single Crochet pieces. Our super friendly community where you can ask all of your crochet questions, share your latest make and connect with your fellow FrankenScrappers and make new crochet friends. Come join us now right here and join in the conversation.

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